I just stumbled across something so odd that I couldn’t help but share it with you. For a long time I’ve been saying how cool a rooted Nook Touch is, and today the folks at XDA took it to a new level.
Sure the Nook Touch has kind of been able to play YouTube videos for a while, but now it can run other converted videos as well. Take a look at these YouTube videos below showing different movies running on a rooted Nook Touch using the NoRefresh enabler app.
It’s surprising how smooth the videos runs. Of course the Nook Touch doesn’t have any speakers or even a headphone jack so the audio is lost, but it’s just the point that video can even run on a device like this with an E Ink screen. Most people never thought it would even be possible.
This how they got the video to run:
1. Download a ‘video’
2. Add subtitles to the ‘video’.
3. Convert ‘video’ to GIF (Gifnija , Zamzar).
4. Run it in Opera Mobile on your NST (or in QuickPic).
The Nook Touch is approaching its 1 year birthday in June and it is still proving to be one of the most advanced E Ink ereaders on the market, and it doubles as a pretty sweet E Ink tablet too.